Portland Family Photographer

I’m Jess, a family portrait photographer in Portland, Oregon. I aim to capture honest, timeless images that you will be proud to display on your walls and in your home. My process ensures that families are left with tangible items, full of sentiment, that will last more than a lifetime.

Bring Your Images to Life

Personally, I love holding printed work in my hands. A digital file could never compare to the sense of permanence that a tangilbe photograph holds. Your family portraits deserve to become more than digital dust sitting on a hard drive forever. That’s why I only offer the highest quality print products for each and every family session. Choose to display your favorite images from our session in a custom wall gallery, an heirloom album, or a keepsake folio box filled with matted images, ready to frame.

The Process

01. Say Hello

After I receive your initial message we will set up a time to chat over the phone. This is when I get to know more about you and your family, and we can begin to establish the vision for our session. I’ll go over the basics and you can ask me any additional questions you might have. After our call I will send you a booking link where you can pay the session retainer and secure your spot on my calendar!

02. Planning & Styling

First we will choose a location for your family session. Most families will choose a location from a list of my favorite places in Portland, but I also offer sessions that take place in my clients homes or in the studio.

I’ll then create a style guide for you and your family memebers based on our vision for the session. We’ll make sure your outfits look great together as a group and are cohesive with the location.

03. Our Session

Let’s take our time and create some magic. My sessions typically last for a little over an hour. I’ll capture the little happenings from moment to moment and I’ll gently direct everyone when I see an oportunity to get creative. I’ll always be leading you into the best light and seeking interesting compositions. All you have to do is take it all in, breath, and enjoy our time together.

04. Viewing & Ordering

When your gallery is ready we will schedule a time to meet up in person or virtually to view your slide show. During that time you will choose your favorite images and we will decide how they will be displayed in your home or gathered within an album. I pre-design a series of wall galleries using a photo of your wall so you can see exactly how these images will appear in your home. Simply purchase only the images and products that you really want!
When your items arrive (typically within 4 weeks) I will deliver them to your home and professionally mount them on your walls at no additional charge.


How long until my images are ready for viewing and ordering?

Typically sessions are ready within 2 weeks.

Do you shoot on location or in a studio?

The majority of my sessions take place on location in Portland, but I love to shoot in the studio as well! Please get in touch for information about additional studio fees.

How much is the session fee?

The session fee is $300. This will reserve your place on my calander. Albums, framed artwork, prints, and digital files are available for an additional purchase when viewing your images after the session.


Please get in touch for my session availability and detailed pricing. I can't wait to hear from you!